Tater Tot Casserole, Slow Cooker or Oven

Tater Tot Casserole
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings

This flavorful tater tot casserole is easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker or in the oven. Use frozen mixed vegetables or a blend of peas and carrots, and saute 1 cup of chopped onion with the ground beef if you like.


  • 1 pound hamburger, browned and drained
  • 1 (32 oz.) bag tater tots 
  • 1 (about 16 oz.) bag frozen mixed vegetables (cooked)
  • 2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each) of cream soup (mushroom or celery, take your pick)*

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring and breaking up until the beef is no longer pink.

  3. Mix the browned ground beef with 1/2 bag of tater tots, cooked veggies, and soup.

  4. Spoon into a greased baking dish or buttered slow cooker insert.

  5. Layer the remaining tater tots on top.

  6. Cover the pan with foil and bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 50 to 60 minutes; remove foil and continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes.

  7. Alternatively, layer (as above) in a greased slow cooker and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours—or about 3 hours on high.

  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • Use extra condensed soup if the casserole seems very dry.